10 Time-Saving Moves to Instantly Streamline Your Beauty Routine Little ways to save lots of time every morning. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Print Mail Save 1 Photo by misuma/Getty Images Mix a pump each of moisturizer and foundation in your palm and apply it in one pass. 2 Skip the blow-dryer. Mist salt spray on damp hair, twist into a bun, then shake out when dry for loose waves. 3 Dry freshly painted nails fast by dunking them into ice-cold (but not ice-filled!) water. 4 Store makeup in a clear case so you can find what you need faster. 5 Moisturize in the shower. New lotions are made to be used on wet skin, and they sink in quickly. 6 To highlight in a hurry, apply one of your light, shimmery eye shadows to the inner corners of your eyes, the tops of your cheekbones, down your nose, and on your Cupid's bow. 7 Spray dry shampoo onto roots before bed. It will absorb oil while you sleep so you can wake up, brush, and go. 8 Messproof a DIY mani by swiping lip balm along your cuticles first. It creates a barrier so polish doesn't get onto skin. 9 Use a matte taupe eye shadow to fill in brows, line eyes, and blend under cheekbones for swift, subtle contour. 10 Splurge on a high-powered blow-dryer—1,800 watts minimum. It will dry hair faster and more smoothly, so you can forgo the flatiron.